CANBERRA, Australia – Aug.19, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Australia (NYSE: NOC) will invest approximately AU$170,000 in three graduate education scholarships as part of its partnership with the American Australian Association (AAA).

The inaugural Northrop Grumman Australia AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom, United States) Tech Innovation Scholarships will provide select Australian students with over AU$55,000 to undertake research in areas of study to further the implementation of the AUKUS partnership. The scholarships will support three graduate level, Ph.D. or post-doctoral candidates from Australia, to conduct innovative research in the fields of machine learning, hypersonics or quantum technologies at an accredited educational institution in the United States.

“Northrop Grumman Australia and the AAA have partnered for nearly a decade to offer Australian students opportunities to collaborate with U.S. research partners across a range of STEM disciplines critical to Australia’s future,” said Christine Zeitz, general manager, Northrop Grumman Asia Pacific. “It is more important than ever to invest in skills and qualifications to support defence capability and technology advancement as Australian Defence Force requirements evolve.”

The first scholarship will be advertised through the AAA in 2023, with the following two scholarships offered in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

About the American Australian Association

Established in 1948, the American Australian Association (AAA) is the largest privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to broadening, strengthening and developing ties across the Pacific through its business, innovation, education, veterans and arts programs. For over 70 years the AAA has strengthened the relationship between Australia and the United States by promoting cooperation, economic growth and cultural understanding, including since 2021, by undertaking the operations of Australia’s premier public diplomacy program in the United States, G’Day USA.

The American Australian Association (AAA) is dedicated to educating the next generation and to date has invested over USD $14 million to support over 900 Graduate, Veteran and Art scholarships. These scholarships & grants provide opportunities to young American and Australian leaders to undertake transformational educational study, research and professional development in each other’s country.  Please visit for more information.

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.